Type of Program and Degrees Offered
Ethnomusicology is taught as a component of the
undergraduate degree (BA), and the taught graduate programmes (MSt and MPhil).
Students may also research ethnomusicology in the context of Oxford DPhil
programme. Students may specialize wholly in ethnomusicology for the taught and
research graduate degrees. Undergraduate students may take courses in "The
Social and Cultural Study of Music,” "Ethnography of Music,” various regional
and topical courses, and an undergraduate dissertation. In all cases, students
gain degrees in "Music” (Ethnomusicology, Theory, Composition, Musicology and
so forth are not distinguished in degree titles). Ethnomusicology is also
studied in the context of degrees in social anthropology and museum studies, in
the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, and in the Pitt Rivers
Ethnomusicology is taught without regard to geographical
area; students at Oxford study music from across the world. Emphases reflect
faculty interests. Currently these are strong in the Middle East and the
circum-Mediterranean (Martin Stokes) and South Asia and the Himalayas (Anna
Oxford Gamelan (Central Javanese
Gamelan). Oxford Maqam (Middle Eastern music performance). The Bate Collection
(a world-class museum of musical instruments of global provenance, for
practical use, located in the music faculty). Major collections of historic
ethnographic recordings and related library holdings in the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Regular ethnomusicology workshops with visiting speakers from across the UK and
Europe; Oxford hosted the BFE conference in 2010, and is regularly the site of
major national and international conferences in various areas of music study.
Museum collections in the Pitt Rivers museum (ethnography) and the Ashmolean
Museum. Regular residencies of professional performing musicians Close contact
with the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, the Pitt Rivers Museum,
and area studies centers across Oxford University.
European and UK based student may apply for financial
support from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council); for UK students,
this provides fees and a stipend, for EU students, fees only. 4 years. Music
typically offers up to three awards to research students, and up to three for
taught masters programmes.
Other students (e.g. American, Canadian, Australian, and others) may apply for
a Clarendon fellowship which provides fees and a stipend. 3-4 years. Music
typically offers two per year.
Funding from the ESRC is available to UK and EU students applying to study
ethnomusicology in the context of degree programmes in Anthropology.
Dr. Martin Stokes, University Lecturer and Fellow of St.
John’s College, Oxford, Faculty of Music, St. Aldates
Oxford OX1 1DB, UK. Phone: 44-01865 276 125; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, the Director of
Graduate Studies or the Director of Undergraduate Studies. See http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/
Faculty of Music, Ethnomusicology: http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/research/ethnomusicology.html
Faculty of Music: http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/
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was last updated June 29, 2010.